Spencer’s Flannery Receives Distinguished Alumni Award
Donna Flannery, an agent in the Spencer office, recently received a Distinguished Alumni Award from David Prouty High School.
Donna, who graduated from DPHS in 1978, has received numerous awards for her real estate sales and community service. She has 30 years of real estate experience and this year was nominated for ERA Real Estate’s Jim Jackson Award for the second time.
The award recognizes the top agent, team or company in all of ERA Real Estate for providing the best customer service. The ERA Franchise System has more than 2,400 agencies and more than 30,000 agents worldwide.
ERA Key merged with HUNT Real Estate ERA in 2018 and together they are the largest brokerage in ERA Franchise Systems. The brokerage operates as ERA Key Realty Services in Massachusetts and as HUNT Real Estate ERA in New York.
“It’s good to see Donna being recognized in her local community, given her service to the town of Spencer,” said ERA Key President and COO Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor. “She has probably sold more homes in Spencer than anyone, while also contributing to and volunteering her time for many organizations.”
Donna received the Town of Spencer Meritorious Public Service Award in 2014 and ERA Key’s Circle of Light Award-for exceptional volunteerism for the needy in the community in 2016. She was named Spencer Exchange Club Citizen of the Year in 2007 for her volunteer work in the community.
She is a past president and director of the Spencer Exchange Club and she has been a coordinator of Spencer Toys for Kids since 2004. She is a member of the Spencer Housing Authority and served as cooperator at Spencer Savings Bank.
Donna consistently finishes among the top 10 agents in sales for ERA Key, which has more than 350 agents, and several times she has led the agency for the number of transactions closed. She is regularly named to the Leader’s Circle, which includes agents who have sold at least 65 units or total volume of at least $10 million for the year.
She worked for four years as the MLS supervisor for the Greater Worcester Board of Realtors before pursuing her license to sell real estate. She became a Realtor in 1992 at the former Hometown Real Estate and was named Rookie of the Year. She was her office’s top-selling agent from 1993 through 1998, finishing each year with the highest number of closed transactions and the dollar volume of homes sold.
In 2007, she was the ERA Boston Broker Council Agent of the Year, with the highest dollar volume for homes sold and the largest number of transactions from more than 800 agents. In 2009, she again achieved the highest dollar volume and finished second for number of closed transactions.
In 2013 and 2014, she was ranked #33 by Real Trends for being among the top 50 agents in Massachusetts. She also received the REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts’ (RACM) 2020 Emerald Top Producer Award.
She served as a director and vice president of the Worcester Regional Association of Realtors and as an alternate director of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. She is certified as an Accredited Buyer Broker and is continuing her education to achieve the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation, as well as requirements to become a mediation officer for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.